Friday, May 24, 2013

May Arts/Scor-Pal Blog Hop Day 2


Here we go!  Day 2 of the May Arts/Scor-Pal Blog Hop!  I'm first on the hop list today.

 I've created a quick and easy project to give you a jump on Father's Day.

I always find it difficult so shop for the men in my life so thank goodness for gift cards!  I hate just putting a gift card in an envelope so I was pretty excited when DH brought home a bunch of these great boxes he found on clearance for...are you ready?  25 cents!!


The cool part is that inside is a removable clear insert to hold a gift card or you can pull it out to use for storage or anything else your heart desires.

Here's how I transformed mine using May Arts Denim Ribbon, the Authentique Strong paper line (I think this is my new favorite paper!) and the awesome Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal.  It sticks to metal better than anything I've found.


 

Starting from the right here's a photo tutorial of how I did it.  First, I removed the plastic insert then cut a liner to fit the bottom of the tin.  A strip of wide Scor-Tape holds it neatly in place.  Next, run a strip of 1/2" Scor-Tape around the outside base of the tin, remove the liner and cover with the brand new May Arts 5/8" Denim Ribbon.  Repeat around the top with a strip of Authentique cardstock.



Here's a tip for creating the window in the top.  Cut a piece of designer paper to fit your tin top.  Round the corners.  Place the designer paper right side DOWN over the top of the tin.  Use a pencil to rub along the window frame, then cut out the center with an X-acto knife.  Cover the tin top with more Scor-Tape and you have a custom gift box!



Instead of a card, I created a tag for Dad.  I just covered the front of a manila tag with Scor-Tape then used scraps of my Authentique paper and matching tags from the Strong Circles & Scallop and Stamp Blocks sets.

No bows for the Dads here so I made a simple loop and attached it with a custom denim brad made with my Imaginese I-top and a Small Brad Daddie.


I think the Dads on my list are going to love it!  The tin can be used for change or whatever else men have in their pockets.  I taped the Happy Father's Day inside the lid but you could also use a photo of your child or pet.




Ok, now it's time for the rest of the hop!  Remember to leave a comment on each blog as you go for a chance to win 3 rolls of May Arts Ribbon (your choice!) and a Scor-Pal. 

I'm also going to draw a winner from the comments on my blog to win one of these fun tins! 

Here's your hop list for today. 


Charlene Driggs (that's me!)
Lori Williams - http://www.pinkcloudscrappers.blogspot.com/
Christina Colón
Steph Ackerman - http://www.stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/
DeeDee Catron
Toni Storie - http://sweetpeasstory.blogspot.com/
Emily Lanham
Tya Smith - http://simply-tya.blogspot.com/
Erin Thiem
Virginia Nebel - http://virginianebel.blogspot.com/
Gini Williams Cagle


Have fun and thanks for joining us on the May Arts/Scor-Pal Blog Hop!!

Entered in these challenges:

Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything but a Card,Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes (new challenge site, check it out!),Fab & Funky - Ribbon and/or Lace
52 Mantels, Artsy Fartsy Mama, Thirty Handmade Days, DIY Showoff,


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44 comments:

Krista said...

Wow! Such lovely work! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Shalu said...

Amazing transformation....liked it totally...thanks for sharing.

Margreet said...

What a good bargain and you made it such a fab gift!

Chrissy said...

Such a cool idea. I love repurposing containers and tins.

Monica Edwards said...

Love the Father's Day set! Great projects as usual

Francesca said...

Beautiful idea!

steph said...

great idea!

Sue D said...

Awesome way you transformed this tin. Love the denim ribbon and the paper you used.
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Debbie Caldwell said...

That is such a creative way to make a boring box un-boring. I need to find me a couple of those. Great idea, thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a great container for a gift card for Dad or any man. That will be cherished too for a long time to come.

Ginny said...

love the tins-great idea.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Loving your denim button, going have to give that a try.

Jeannie Walsh said...

Your gift tin looks great. Thanks for the tut.

scrappylady said...

Fabulous Father's Day gift idea! Love the denim ribbon.

Dolores said...

A great example for recycling a little box and creating such a nice masculine gift. TFS

Mare said...

Awesome tin!

Lynn said...

Great project Charlene . I love the denim ribbon . Thanks for sharing this tutorial .

Billie A said...

Great project and photos of how to make this lovely gift tin. Thanks so much. Really nice project.

Jean Bullock said...

I love this. I never thought about using the tag as the card. Great idea. Loved how you transformed the box. Thanks for sharing your great idea.

scrapn_momof2 said...

So lovely!!

Donna said...

I love how you transformed a plain tin into a fabulous tin! This is great and I love the embellishments. Thank you for sharing!

MB Isaac said...

perfect little gift card holder

Robyn said...

fun altered box. great ribbon accents!

Denise Bryant said...

Great project! Great tip about the Scor-Tape working well on the metal too!

Lucy said...

What an awesome gift tin and tag!

NWFlamingo said...

That's a fun project. Looks good.

Pat Y said...

Wow what a great way to give a gift card.

snowbear said...

Cute box! It is great for gift cards as well as small gifts or even a special hand written note!

Kathleen said...

Great idea! Thanks for the great photos and tutorial

Michele I said...

what a great project thanks for sharing

Scrappin' Diva said...

He will love this for sure! What a great gift card holder!

Cheri said...

What a fun gift idea! That denim ribbon is fabulous.

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k. smith said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

sweet3blue / Lara said...

nice gift idea :)

Janis said...

This is a really great idea!!

Linda said...

What a great idea I love to repurpose things and such a lovely gift

Regina Hamilton said...

Great Father's Day gift. I'm always looking for some Father's Day inspirations, thanks for the idea.

Skeeter said...

love the idea! i love the scor tape it sticks better than anything else i have tried.
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Carmen Nuland said...

Love the tin idea!

Caryn S said...

Oh what an amazing gift for your dad! Love that denim ribbon.

Ravengirl said...

Great tin Charlene! Scor-Tape is amazing stuff!

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karahoward said...

Hadn't ever really thought about adhering paper to metal, but now I'll know to use scor-tape. Thanks!

margret said...

Very nice gift idea